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News Release

Suicidal person arrested in Knox County

Date of News Release: 04/14/2013

(Girlder, Ky.) -- On April 14, 2013 at approximately 10:00 a.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received a call of a suicidal person at Hughes Branch Road. Troopers responded and located Tracy Dillow, 45, from Girdler standing outside his residence with a pistol. Mr. Dillow had threatened to harm himself and, according to witnesses, he had been pointing a pistol toward other residences. Troopers set up a perimeter and began negotiating with Mr. Dillow. At approximately 3:00 p.m Tracy Dillow surrendered his weapon and was taken into custody by KSP. He was charged with wanton endangerment and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. No one was injured during the incident. A mental petition has been filed on Mr. Dillow.

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